Taught course

Integrated Pest Management

Institution
Harper Adams University · Crops
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Good honours degree or equivalent

Months of entry

September

Course content

The continuing production of safe, wholesome food in an environmentally sensitive manner is a major political issue for national governments and internationally within global commodity markets. A report produced by the UK Cabinet Office in 2008 (Food Matters: Towards a Strategy for the 21st Century) predicts that the global population will rise to 9Bn by 2050 rising from a current estimate of nearly 6.8Bn. This increase in population size will substantially increase the demand for food. The global estimates vary in magnitude, but it is thought approximately 25% of crops are lost to pests and diseases, such as insects, fungi and other plant pathogens (FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation 2009).

The Crop Pest and Disease Management course will offer students training in techniques to facilitate crop food production. The course covers a broad range of topics in applied entomology, plant pathology and nematology and all students receive training in fundamental skills which will enable them to enter either a pest/disease management work environment or a research career in applied entomology, plant pathology or pest management. There is, however, considerable flexibility within the course thus enabling each student to focus on specialist subjects consistent with their interests and future career intentions.

Research projects are available in a wide range of subjects covered by the research groups within the Crop and Environment Sciences Department and choices are made in consultation with expert staff. Projects at linked research institutes in the UK and overseas are also available. The course is underpinned by an extensive programme of research at Harper Adams and long-standing collaborations with research institutes and other organisations in the UK and overseas.

Course Fees:
PgC for UK and European Students = £ 2,500 p/a
PgC for Overseas Students = £4,250 p/a

PgD for UK and European Students = £5,000 p/a
PgD for Overseas Students = £8,500 p/a

MSc for UK and European Students = £7,500
MSc for Overseas Students = £10,000

PgD Veterinary Physiotherapy for UK and European Students = £8,400
PgD Veterinary Physiotherapy for Overseas Students = £15.000

MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy for UK and European Students = £9,900
MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy for Overseas Studnets = 17,050

Postgraduate Research Courses for UK and European Students = £5,750
Postgraduate Research Courses for Overseas Students = £11,500

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall (least 5.5 in each of the 4 individual components) TOEFL 90-91 overall ( least the following in each component - 21 listening; 22 reading; 23 speaking; 21 writing) Pearson PTE 58-64 overall ( least 51 in each of the 4 individual components)

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Taught Postgraduate Administrator
Email
postgrad@harper-adams.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1952 815289
Fax
+44(0)1952 814783